Antique arts stolen from Afghanistan, British art dealer purchased and refunded

In the 1990'sKabulofNational Afghan MuseumIn the first century I had been missing since being stolen fromivoryArt objects such as workmanship. It was discovered by an art dealer in London last year, its anonymous dealer purchased it as private property,British MuseumIt will be returned to Afghanistan in July this year after being exhibited at.

Details are as below.British Museum to display millennia-old looted treasures from Afghanistan recovered by London art dealer | Mail Online

Connect the East and the WestSilk roadIn Afghanistan located above Afghanistan, a rich culture blossomed from the BC, the excavation of ruins in various parts of Afghanistan in the National Art Museum opened in 1922, collections of more than 100,000 items gathered and temporarily the largest historical in Central Asia It boasted a valuable collection, but it seems that 70% of the collections were actually lost due to repeated thefts in the 1990's, which was political instability.

The ivory work that London 's art dealers bought back was the one that was stolen from 1992 to 1994. The place found, the transaction price, the name of the dealer are not revealed.

It is said that the statue of ivory was in the 1st century and was used as a leg of furniture.

This ivory work was also attached as a decoration to wooden furniture as well, and it was located in 60 km north of Kabul by French archeologists from 1937 to 1939BagramAt the ruins of the ancient city, with other treasuresKushanaIt was discovered that it was stolen in the deep treasure chest of the summer palace.

These ivory work were entrusted to the British Museum for cleaning and scientific investigation by the purchase of art dealers, and along with other exhibits borrowed from the National Art Museum of Afghanistan, the British Museum's "Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World(Afghanistan: intersection of the ancient world) "was exhibited until July 3, it is said that she returned to Afghanistan.

Greeting at the opening of the exhibitionHermid KarzaiPresident of Afghanistan.

In this exhibition opened on March 3, in addition to ivory work, 200 pieces of east and west arts and crafts lent out from the National Museum of Afghanistan will be on display.

The crown of this gold, which is an eye-catching feature among others,Saka(Iranian nomadic group) orMr. MoonIt is thought that it is the woman of a powerful person,JewsjaanRuins ofTillya Tepe(Meaning of "golden hill": the nomadic cemetery concentrates and many gold burgundies have been excavated) was discovered by Soviet archeologists in 1978. It is a rare "folding" crown that is unique even in the world where it can be folded thinly, and it is suitable for nomads and has high specifications of portability.

Also decorated with clothing of the 1st century excavated at Tillya Tepe.

In the gold pendant of the 1st centuryTurquoiseYagarnet,lapis lazuli,Carnelian, Pearls and the like are used, and some stones were far away deserts and beyond the sea, indicating that Afghanistan at that time was located at the key points of the world trade and transportation. This was also excavated at Tillya Tepe.

In the glass cup made in Roman Egypt (the 1st century)DateThe harvest is drawn. It was discovered in the treasure chest of the same Kushana morning summer palace as ivory work, crossed from the Egypt to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, from land to IndiaBagramIt is believed to have been brought to.

LimestoneThe fountain of the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century BC.

Sculpture of uncalcined clay in ancient Greece · Roman times.

Greek philosopherStratoThe statue that is seen as of things of 200 BC to 150 BC.

Following the invasion by the Soviet Union in 1979Afghanistan conflictSince the conflict has always been constantly political instability since then Afghanistan. In the 1990's the museum building was used as a military base,TaribanWe are also bombed by. A part of the collection was safe because it was evacuated by the hands of museum employees who were afraid of bombing and theft, but it seems that many of the stolen collections of about 70,000 items have not been found.

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